OCLC Research: 2012 Activity Report

OCLC Research: 2012 Activity Report

An OCLC Research Report

Download the report (.pdf: 4.3MB/40 pp.)

This report provides highlights of our work in 2012 and early 2013 organized into three areas:

  • Shared community R&D
  • Advanced development and consultation within the OCLC enterprise, and
  • Member and Partner engagement

It also provides an overview of the OCLC Research mission, a flavor of important themes in our work agenda, and examples of our outputs, including prototype systems or services, published reports, webinars, podcasts, videos and meetings.

The report presents a story of achievement and contribution and represents the significant value that OCLC Research provides to the OCLC enterprise, OCLC members and the larger community.




Shared community R&D—the OCLC Research work agenda

Advancing the Research Mission
Mobilizing Unique Materials
Metadata Management
Infrastructure and Standards Support
System-wide library
User Behavior Studies and Synthesis
Collaborative work
Prototypes and software

Advanced development and consultation within the OCLC enterprise

Recent areas of focus
New service introduction
Advanced technology development: service support

Member and Partner engagement

The OCLC Research Library Partnership—engaging research libraries around shared issues
Research grants: supporting library/archival research and education
Publications: contributing to the literature

OCLC Research staff


More information

Report publication announcement:
OCLC Research Achievements and Contributions Highlighted in 2012 Activity Report

Suggested citation:
OCLC Research. 2013. OCLC Research: 2012 Activity Report. Dublin, O.: OCLC Research. http://www.oclc.org/research/publications/library/2013/2012activityreport.pdf.

For More Information:

Lorcan Dempsey
Vice President, Research, and Chief Strategist